- (of people) healthy, sweet, and lively.
- (of places) placid; tranquil.
- pleasing; agreeable; good.
Origin of bonny
OTHER WORDS FROM bonnybon·ni·ly, adverbbon·ni·ness, noun
Words nearby bonny
How to use bonny in a sentence
Bonny Island in Nigeria and St. Michael's in Maryland had much in common in colonial times.
As if within her bonny smile and unshrinking friendliness he beheld something new and wonderfully beautiful.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
Of course, yes—Maxwelton's braes are bonny—um—um—um—um—um—yes, oh yes.A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties|Charles Major
"Five years in and out of the desk, in and out of his pocket—but all so nice and unsoiled and sweet and bonny inside," she added.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker